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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial need......you should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.

 

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sonshinesas   in reply to jerry002
Not happening from here.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to jerry002
Hi i am sorry but we don't know info out side of the state s there no cash on this site everyone that comes on here need some kind of help
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jerry002
hi, I m jerry living in muscat, oman need urgent financial support of 4000 US dollars to for getting treatment for my mother she urgently need to go for kidney treatment as her both kidney almost damaged. As I am not having any job at present and having legal court cases because of my business collapsed. I will appreciate your positive response. thanks
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littlelacie   in reply to tenzee
You posted to a lady that has not come on this site since 2011. this is an information site, there is no cash funding available on this site to lend to anyone, sorry.
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tenzee
Hi, I am from Bhutan. I live in Capital city, I own small plot of land in the core of the capital. The Urban Developer Authority has sent me notice to construct the concrete building. I can get financial help from financial institution but however, to avail financial support I should erect one storied from my own finance.

For this, if you can support to finance $7500 without interest, that I assure to repay after renting out the building. Thanking you. Looking forward for positive response.
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littlelacie   in reply to mityoldman
Hi again. For referrals to resources across the state of Arizona, dial 1-800-352-3792(this is to the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness office and some other resources), also check with Salvation Army.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to mityoldman
U welcome
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mityoldman   in reply to woman in a shoe
Thank You for the info I appreciate it.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to mityoldman
Hi again have the mother of them kids go sign up for wic. U are them can call Catholic churchs and see which one give out food u can also call food pantry s for food. For your service co there no resources that will help with that. Maybe one of your friends knows how to fix it are they mite know someone that can fix it for u. Sorry to here about your wife. Hope this help s u
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mityoldman   in reply to littlelacie
we are in Arizona. Thank You
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mityoldman   in reply to woman in a shoe
no they don't get welfare or child support the only thing they get is food and medical and I can't afford to support six people 4dogs on 979.00 after rent, water, and electricity, phone etc. it leaves me about 400 in the hole, then you add fuel and other expenses that you need it keeps adding up. as far as wick I forgot about that, Thank You, I have a service co. very small supplemental income only, but because of my illness and my machine breaking down I don't have the money to fix it, about 2500.00. I was doing fine before all this happened, I know the next thing you probably will ask, didn't you save. My wife passed away was not insurable because of Addison's disease (inactive adrenal gland) took every thing I had.
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littlelacie   in reply to mityoldman
hi again, well you are very welcome.would you tell me your state and I will keep looking to see if there is anything else.Thank you and am so sorry youall are having hard times.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to mityoldman
Hi does the people that lives with u get welfare if so they will help with lights and gas i don't know about rent but they can see if they do are not if they get welfare they can also sign the 17 month up for wic. For your ssi u get more than anyone i know that gets it most people only get 731.00 a month and they are about to pay there rent lights and gas. Just saiding on that.
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mityoldman   in reply to littlelacie
Thanks, I've tried everything, their is no funding from fema, I don't know how it's spelled, and hasn't been funded since last yr. in August. I've applied for grants, doing fundraisers, it all takes so much time and were all scared especially me cause I had the income and right know I don't
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littlelacie   in reply to mityoldman
on internet, type in needhelppayingbills, then your city,county,state. you will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help. they do not help with insurance or telephone, but sometimes they can help with rent and utilities.
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mityoldman
I have 4 adults a 5 yr. old and a 17 month old who were homeless but are staying with me, I have a small service co. but became ill, and my machine broke down and I don't have the funds to fix, now I'm over 2 months behind on rent, lost my vehicle insurance, and any day I will loose my phone. I'm on SSI but only receive 979.00 per mth. I'm scared to death I will loose all soon and we will all be homeless. I've exhausted I think all avenues. any help at all would be appreciated thx.
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littlelacie   in reply to anxiousforhelp
Roseb has not come on this site since 2011, so she has not seen your requests. We do not know any resources that will help pay for travel expenses and accomodations,sorry.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Dsmone
Hi someone ask u do u have home own insurance? If u don't there no resources that will help with home repairs.
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anxiousforhelp
I have left several messages and have heard nothing back. I am still short of funds to see my mother AND TIME IS OF THE UP MOST. Friends have reached out but I STILL am short. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can you help me out.
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littlelacie   in reply to Dsmone
Do you have a homeowners insurance policy?
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